Author Archives: Brian Greenberg

Gluten Free Diet and IBD

By Jeffrey LeVine Website: http://www.aguywithcrohns.com IBD: Crohn’s disease This is my first post for IIF. For anyone that doesn’t know me, my name is Jeffrey and I have Crohn’s Disease since the mid 1980’s. All my life I never thought about my disease and went on living life like nothing is happening … Read More

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Intense Intestines Scholarship Update For The Fall 2015 Semester

We are excited to announce that the IIF will soon be accepting applications for our 5th round of the Intense Intestines Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to help those with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis achieve the higher education they desire.  Earning a degree is not an easy … Read More

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Six Months Post Op & January Training Review

It ‘s truly amazing how quickly time flies. Just six months ago that I went into surgery to undergo another major surgery to put Crohn’s disease behind me for a while. The surgery was August 5th. I can’t believe how different I feel already. For nearly four months following the surgery, … Read More

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Exercise and IBD

By Brian Greenberg Website: www.IntenseIntestines.org IBD: Crohn’s disease I’m starting this blog post off with some great news: I FEEL BETTER THAN I HAVE IN YEARS! It’s been a long time since I felt this well and had this much energy. Every day I experience the almost foreign feeling of waking … Read More

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70.3 For IBD Training: Feeling Better Than Ever

I’m starting this blog post off with some great news: I FEEL BETTER THAN I HAVE IN YEARS! It’s been a long time since I felt this well and had this much energy. Every day I experience the almost foreign feeling of waking up without fear of pain. My world has … Read More

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70.3 For IBD Training Has Begun – December Overview

December was my first full month of training for the 70.3 for IBD half Ironman race I will be doing. I haven’t officially decided whether I’ll register for the race in Portland, Maine in August or Princeton, New Jersey in September but I’m excited to be getting on track! What I … Read More

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Brian’s 70.3 Mile Journey with IBD

It’s been a few years since I have taken on a large endurance sport endeavor. As many of you know, my health hasn’t been great over the last 12-18 months, and I’ve had to focus my attention towards my body. Recently, I had a major surgery to make my ostomy permanent … Read More

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Lauren Lipsyc and the Intense Intestines Scholarship

After suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease for many years, I decided to take a chance and search the internet with the hope of finding other young people like myself that would understand my day-to-day life with an active chronic illness. Expecting a blog or two, I was shocked to find a … Read More

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Cycling the Big Apple for Crohn’s & Colitis 2015

  The IIF will be riding in the Five Boro Bike Tour on May 3rd for the third time in 2015.  This ride is for all ability levels and doesn’t require a large amount of training.  The 40+ mile tour goes through all five boroughs of New York City. The course … Read More

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A Typical Day with IBD by Brian Greenberg

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can make life anything but normal. The day-to-day battles that an IBD patient faces can be incredible tough. The obstacles stand like HUGE walls in front of us, trying to keep us from the other side – and a normal life. But we have to do what we … Read More

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FREE Intense Intestines Crohn’s & Colitis Workshop

The IIF team is excited to host our first Crohn’s & Colitis Workshop at Equinox of Greenwich on Saturday, November 8th.  We will continue our mission to help as many patients with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomies. Where: Equinox Club of Greenwich, 16 Old Track Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 Date: … Read More

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It’s Not Easy But I Won’t Let My IBD Define Me

We’ve all said it before: “I won’t let IBD define me.”  Despite the sincerity of this statement, it is truly difficult to carry out.  There are times when we can’t avoid it and have to let others take care of us.  It mirrors what Stuart Scott said about his battle with … Read More

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’15 Winter Intense Intestines Scholarship

We are excited to announce that the IIF is now accepting applications for our 4th round of Intense Intestines Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to help those with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis achieve the higher education they desire.  Earning a degree is not an easy process and … Read More

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Finding a Physical Happy Place with IBD

We all know about the intangible happy place. While it’s generally thought of as a mental state or a figurative place to go to zone out, change moods, or let it all go, there’s the potential for it to mean something even more – something real. Is there an actual happy … Read More

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Finalists for the 2014 Fall Intense Intestines Scholarships

We are proud to announce the finalists for this year’s 2014 Fall Semester Intense Intestines Scholarship.  For the first time, we will be offering two scholarships. The first place recipient will receive a scholarship of $2,500 and the runner up will be receiving a scholarship of $1,000 to put towards their … Read More

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